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The Shaker Peace Conference of 1905: Witness and Hope at the North Family of Mount Lebanon


The purpose of this paper is to place the Mount Lebanon Peace Conference of 1905 in its proper Shaker context. The questions I will answer include these: Of the fifteen Shaker societies still extant in 1905, why did the conference happen at Mount Lebanon? Of the four families at the Mount, why was the conference sponsored by the North Family? Finally, of the twenty-eight Shakers at the North Family, who were involved in the conference and why?

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